2 July 2014

Northern Maluku: Island hopping off the beaten track

Riding in a bento (motorbike tricycle) in Tobelo
Ternate island was nice, but staying a full week in one place was not our intention. Thanks to its good flight connections, Ternate functions as base to explore Northern Maluku. And Northern Maluku means a lot of islands. The biggest island is just about 40 minutes by speedboat from Ternate: Halmahera.

As a kid, I was fascinated by geography and history. I still remember the attraction that strangely shaped islands like Sulawesi and Halmahera used to have on me. My geographical attraction is today much more focused on finding ways to get to places with beautiful landscapes. And that brought us to Halmahera.